Justice for Soleiman

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Our Soleiman was a kind, gentle soul who meant the world to his friends and family.

Even while he suffered from schizophrenia, he always had a warm smile and a kind word to share.

His life was senselessly brought to a sudden end on December 15th, 2016. Soleiman was killed while in custody at the Central East Correctional Centre (CECC) in Lindsay, Ontario.

 Staff at the facility were aware that Soleiman suffered from mental health challenges, yet there have been numerous reports that Soleiman was mistreated at the facility.

At the time of his death, evidence now shows that Soleiman was viciously beaten by more than a dozen guards. The abuse Soleiman endured in his final moments included over 50 bruises, a blow to the head, hands bound behind his back, pepper spray, and solitary confinement.

His family tried to visit him four times during his stay at Central East, however, staff at the facility denied the visitations on each occasion.

We are now seeking justice for Soleiman and demanding answers from the Ontario government as to how Soleiman's death could have occurred while he was under government care. An initial police investigation exonerated anyone from wrongdoing. This makes no sense.

Soleiman needed a bed and a doctor, instead he got fists and cuffs.

We want to see charges laid against those responsible for Soleiman’s death. Help us by calling on the Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services, the Honourable Michael Tibollo, to open a new investigation by an external police force on the circumstances surrounding Soleiman’s untimely death.

Our most vulnerable are counting on us.

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